The Nigerian Army has disclosed that it took live rounds to Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020 when #EndSARS protesters were dispersed after two weeks of converging on the place.
Commander of the 81 division of the Nigerian Army, Ibrahim Taiwo broke the news while testifying before the judicial panel the Lagos state government set up to probe the incident.
This disclosure was made by the army commander while commenting on the incident in the course of examining by a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olumide Fusika.
Taiwo said the live rounds were not used on protesters.
He said they were meant for the protection of the army team that was deployed to restore order in the state.
The army commander said while the soldiers who opened fire used blank bullets, their colleagues with live rounds were on ground to protect from suspected hoodlums who fomented trouble.